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Jonathan Kimble "J. K." Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American actor of film, television and stage. He voiced Warden in the film Megamind and Kai in Kung Fu Panda 3. In television, he has played Dr. Emil Skoda on the NBC series Law & Order, Vernon Schillinger on the HBO series Oz and Assistant Police Chief Will Pope on TNT's The Closer. From 2017 to 2018, he starred as Howard Silk in the Starz series Counterpart.

His notable film roles include J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007) and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and music instructor Terence Fletcher in Whiplash (2014). He is known for voicing Cave Johnson in the video game Portal 2 (2011), Tenzin in The Legend of Korra (2012–2014), Stanford Pines in Gravity Falls (2015–2016), and Mayor Lionheart in Zootopia (2016). He reprised his role as Jameson in various Marvel media. He has also appeared in a series of commercials for Farmers Insurance and voices the Yellow M&M in the M&M's Commericals.

Simmons's performance in Whiplash received widespread critical acclaim and earned him 38 accolades, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.


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